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Culture of Readiness + Personalization Boosts Graduation Rates

An initiative in Washington showed huge gains in graduation rates, college ready transcripts and college enrollment through implementation of two key programs.

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Could States Create Design Competitions in a New Era of ESSA? Getting Started with Next Generation Accountability

Now is the time for states to design competitions for local communities and local systems to map the future of accountability in support of innovation for equity. Driving breakthrough models that will incent the innovative education systems our students need today to be globally competitive.

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It’s Time For A New Assessment System

The #ShiftToDigital and new federal flexibility makes 2016 the right time to think about assessment pilots and innovation zones.

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From “Shock and Awe” to Systemic Enabling: All Eyes on New Hampshire

Instead of creating change through compliance and extrinsic motivators, the new era of education and education policy will require ecosystems of policy, regulation, investment, and operating structure that enable, rather than dictate.

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Modernizing Educator and Leader Development for Student-Centered Learning

By: Dale Frost. States can accelerate innovation by modernizing educator and leader development. In order to do so, states need to revise laws and regulations that were created for an outdated, one-size-fits-all model of K-12.

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NTN envisions a nation where every public school has the capacity to realize the full potential of each student. We are a national non-profit school development organization that partners with districts & charter schools to implement an innovative school model so that all students graduate college and career ready.

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Four Ways States Can Promote Quality in Blended and Online Learning

With the growth of new learning models comes the need to improve quality assurance systems across K–12 to ensure that only high-quality, proven providers serve students. The 2015 iNACOL State Policy Frameworks presents frameworks for sustainable, systemic change that will dramatically increase personalized learning f...

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Broadband, Data Privacy, and OER: Building New Learning Models Infrastructure

The shift towards highly personalized, mastery-based learning models will allow each student to customize learning trajectories toward college and career readiness. To drive this vision, we must narrow the “digital divide” and equip our schools with high-speed broadband connectivity.

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